ROMAN GLADIUS SWORD Model 517 by MARTO of Spain
This Marto Roman Sword is hand made by Marto of Toledo Spain. The Model 517 Sword by Marto of Toledo Spain is a Roman Gladius sword of the Mainz type, used between the 2nd century B.C. and the 1st century A.D. It was essentially a thrusting sword capable of rupturing mail. Particularly ornate, this historic replica has a forged and fully tempered stainless steel blade that has been mirror polished; thus will not rust and requires minimal care. The typical shaped 440 steel blade comes factory dull and features Roman symbols and styled designs etched down its center. The brass plated cast metal is ornate with figures sculpted in relief, while the handgrip is ring divided in anatomically worked wood. This authentic richly detailed Decorative Model Roman sword has a bronzed finish hilt that includes an oval shaped pewter inlay depicting a Roman Goddess figure guiding a lion drawn chariot. This exquisite collectors piece measures 28 inches in Overall Length.
• Overall Length: 28"
• Blade Length: 19 3/4"
• Hilt Length: 8 1/4"
• Blade Edge: Factory Dull
• Blade Material: 440 Steel- etched
• Guard/Pommel - Zamak Bronze plated
• Handle Material: Wood w/Brass rings
• Weight: 3 lbs 5.6 oz
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
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